2020—Sitting Out the Frenzy

Sometimes the less aggressive hummingbirds sat out the frenzy surrounding the feeders in Madera Canyon. The larger hummers, like this Blue-throated Mountain Gem didn’t participate in the almost constant territorial dispute as the smaller birds, especially the Broad-billed Hummingbirds. They would occasionally take a break and survey the situation from a short distance away. When they visited the feeders, the frenzy had usually calmed a bit.